What is a Living Learning Community (LLC)?

An LLC is an opportunity for students who share common educational, social, or extracurricular interests the chance to live on the same floor together. Additional staff is available in the LLCs to provide academic and social support.

Why Should I Join an LLC?

Research has shown that there are many reasons why students should Living Learning Communities! Students who participate in LLCs…

  • Immediately connect with other students who share a common interest.
  • Experience a positive and smooth transition into college!
  • Tend to become more involved on campus and have higher GPAs.
  • Are afforded opportunities for personal growth.
  • Are provided great leadership and resume building opportunities.
  • Attend special events and programming opportunities that link to the community theme.

Academic Living Learning Communities:

The Academic LLCs provide extra academic support services for students living in the residence halls. Programs are designed around the specific majors or content areas of the LLC. Students become heavily connected with faculty/staff and have opportunities to explore careers paths and build their resume through on/off campus activities.

Business Careers: This LLC brings students together who are majoring in Business. This community strives to assist students in their course completion, awareness of business careers, and networking skills through social and educational programming. Students in this community will be advised to take 2 courses required for Business majors.

Career Exploration: This LLC brings student together who are enrolled in General Studies. This community provides the opportunity for students to connect with others who are discovering their academic and career aspirations. The community offers academic and co-curricular activities that allow students to discover the path that is best for them.

Criminal Justice:  Criminal Justice:  This LLC brings students together who are majoring in Criminal Justice. This community strives to assist students develop their skills by providing opportunities to interact with professionals in the fields of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement. Students in this community will be advised to take a Criminal Justice course together. 

Honors: This LLC brings students together who are members of the Honors Program at OCC. Being a part of this community is a great way to live with peers who have similar academic drive and ambition.

Musical Arts: This LLC brings students together who are Music majors. This community provides the opportunity for community members to pursue their musical interest beyond the classroom. Students engage in programs, concerts, and performances both on and off campus.

Pre-Health Careers: This LLC brings students together who are interested in pursuing careers in health, medicine, and nursing. The community helps students explore these professions through social and educational programming and connections to campus and community resources. Students in this community must be registered for Intro to Biology.

The Studio: This LLC brings students together who are studying art, photography, architecture, and interior design. This community provides an environment that encourages students to generate and pursue creative and new ideas.

Themed Living Learning Communities: The Themed LLCs provide students with opportunities and programs that are connected to a particular topical area. Students participating in a Themed LLCs explore their passions while living with others who share similar interests.

The Next Step: This LLC brings returning students together who are committed to preparing for their next step after their academic career at Onondaga Community College. Students in this community will attend programs and evens that focus on transferring and/or career preparation. To be eligible for this community, students must complete a minimum of 30 credits.

STEM: This LLC brings students together who are interested in pursuing a degree in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Students in this LLC will connect with faculty and professionals in STEM fields through programs, lectures, and seminars.      

Leadership & Service : This LLC brings students together who are committed to developing their leadership potential. This active community connects students to the campus community in the academic career. Programs and community service opportunities assist students in getting involved on campus and in the community.

Social Justice:  This LLC brings students together who are interested in engaging in meaningful and open discussion on societal issues. Students in this community participate in meaningful dialogues surrounding race, gender, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and other identities. 

Quiet Lifestyle: This LLC brings students together who are interested in living with like-minded individuals who prefer a quieter housing setting. Participants live in a community that promotes an environment of quiet living and no excessive noise 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Wellness & Healthy Living: This LLC brings students together provides the opportunity for students of all interests to live in an environment that focuses on a goal of having a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle. Programs and activities will allow students to make informed choices about their physical, emotional, social, and intellectual wellness. Students living in this community make a commitment to live substance free.

Interested in joining an LLC?

1. Complete your housing application at http://housing.sunyocc.edu/webpatron and fulfill all of your housing requirements.
2. On the “Lifestyle Preferences” page of your housing application, rank your Living Learning Community interest(s).
3. After you rank your LLC interests, you will be contacted if you are selected to participate in an LLC.